Meet the Masters!

October 3, 2023 by | Events

LAWRENCE SHER Oct. 9 | 7 p.m. | DMAC Screening Room A-list cinematographer Sher (Joker, The Hangover) is the force behind ShotDeck. The Oscar nominee is now working on Joker: Folie à Deux. NATASHA LYONNE Oct. 10-11 | Distinguished Visiting Artist The star of such acclaimed shows as Orange Is the New Black, Russian Doll and Poker Face will spend two


Oliver Stone Keeps it Candid at Master Class

November 22, 2023 by Nicholas De Lucca | Events

In his Folino Theater conversation with Dean Stephen Galloway on Nov. 13, three-time Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone brought a wealth of filmmaking wisdom, an honest outlook on his past and a cornucopia of blunt assertions regarding media propaganda, foreign politics and American history.


King of comedy Judd Apatow returns to Chapman University

November 8, 2023 by Molly Rose Freeman | Events

On Oct. 25, after a screening of his 2015 romantic-comedy “Trainwreck,” comedic filmmaker Judd Apatow had a chat with Professor Jill Condon on the stage of the Folino Theater in what was his second stint as a Dodge College Master Class guest. He previously spoke to the Chapman community via Zoom in 2021.


Chloé Zhao reflects on career during Dodge Master Class

November 1, 2023 by Cameron Scherer | Events

In director Chloé Zhao’s experience, crafting a film doesn’t always involve elaborately designed productions and nuanced planning. Sometimes, determining a take is as simple as seeing how someone responds to being filmed on an iPhone. Such was the case when she utilized non-professional actors in her Academy Award-winning film “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand.


Alumni Spotlight: David Ruby, Film Production ’15

October 31, 2023 by | Alumni

Before landing his current job, David Ruby worked at HBO Max, Fox and 3 Arts Entertainment, where he honed his skills and furthered his interest in comedy development. Now a creative executive at Netflix and responsible for buying, developing and overseeing original adult animated comedy series, he credits his Chapman education for preparing him for


Veteran Disney animator presents his latest short film

October 23, 2023 by Cameron Scherer | Events

Veteran animator and director John Musker has co-directed, with creative partner Ron Clements, some of Disney’s most acclaimed films from the Disney Renaissance, including “The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin” and “Hercules.” On Oct. 11, Musker, an Oscar nominee for directing “Moana,” presented his latest short film, “I’m Hip,” to an appreciative audience at Dodge College.



October 20, 2023 by | News

We’ve done it again! For the fourth year in a row, The Wrap has named Dodge College of Film and Media Arts #4 in their annual “Top 50 Film Schools” issue.


Cinematographer Lawrence Sher Visits Dodge

October 10, 2023 by | Events

On Oct. 9, Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Lawrence Sher (“Joker,” “The Hangover”), visited Dodge College for a screening of “Joker” and a post-film Q&A with students, moderated by Dodge lecturer Carolyn Giardina. Projecting scenes from “Joker” on screen from his laptop, Sher talked passionately about how he approaches cinematography and shared highlights of his journey from


Fall Master Class series kicks off with producer Jeremy Thomas

October 4, 2023 by Cameron Scherer | Events

Jeremy Thomas has achieved historic feats across the landscape of cinema over the last five decades. He’s contributed to cult classics such as “Sexy Beast” and “Crash” and is an Oscar winner for  “The Last Emperor.” On Sept. 25, Thomas discussed his career during Dodge College’s first Master Class of the fall semester.


'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' gets audio reboot treatment

October 4, 2023 by Molly Rose Freeman | Faculty Spotlight

Lecturer Kc Wayland discusses his new Audible project, “Slayers: A Buffyverse Story,” with The Panther. The TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” which ran for seven seasons (1997-2003) has been a staple of ‘Spooky Season’ since its debut and followed Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar), a teenage girl by day and monster hunter by night.  


Advertising team takes third place in national competition

September 12, 2023 by Nicholas De Lucca | Public Relations & Advertising

On their trip to St. Louis for the final round of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), 12 members of Chapman’s Circle Advertising stood under The Gateway Arch, listening to locals talk about when they spotted a shark in the Mississippi River. While no great whites were spotted by the team, they accomplished something rarer


Dodge College Excellence Shines Bright

August 9, 2023 by Noela Hueso | News

For the third year in a row, The Hollywood Reporter has named Dodge College of Film and Media Arts #4 in their annual Best Film Schools in the U.S. issue. We’re so proud!

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